Ssumier Pasricha

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Ssumier Pasricha
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PseudonymPammi Aunty
Born (1980-05-12) 12 May 1980 (age 39)
Delhi, India
MediumWriter, Comedian, Presenter, Actor
NationalityIndian
EducationMBA
Alma materModern School
University of Notre Dame
Years active2011–present
GenresSatirical
Parent(s)Surinder Pasricha (Father), Ritu Pasricha (Mother)
Notable works and rolesCreating viral comedy Youtube videos

Ssumier S Pasricha is an Indian actor and comedian.[1] He has starred in Indian movies, TV soaps and theater musicals. He is popularly known for his character 'Pammi Aunty' and has created viral videos with the same.[2]. Known as one of the biggest internet sensations in India[3][4], Ssumier has won various awards world wide including the prestigious Bharat Shiromani Award for this acting[5].

Early life[edit]

Ssumier comes from a Punjabi family in Delhi.[6] He received 5 years of training in Indian classical dance (Kuchipudi) from famous dance gurus, Raja and Radha Reddy and 13 years of training in Indian classical music.[7] He went to Australia for higher studies where he worked as a Radio Jockey at a local radio station and became an active member of Indian Society of Western Australia. Ssumier declined the offer to join his family business to pursue his childhood dream of becoming an actor. He moved to Mumbai to take up acting as his full-time career.[8]

Career[edit]

Ssumier has worked across different mediums and has tasted success in the industry over the years. He also portrayed the role of "Shailu" in the TV soap, Sasural Simar Ka, and played the transgender protagonist Manabi Bandyopadhyay (who became a principal of a college) in TV show Code Red.[9] His international projects include theatre musicals like 'Jesus Christ Super Star and Heart to Heart'. He has worked with director, Shekhar Kapur, in the musical 'Mahim Junction'. He has starred alongside actor Abhishek Bacchan in a TV commercial for the mobile network operator Idea Cellular.[10][11] Ssumier also features on comedy TV show Comedy Nights Bachao.[12]

Pammi Aunty[edit]

Ssumier has gained popularity for creating viral videos based on a fictional character 'Pammi Aunty'-- impersonation of a typical middle-class Delhi Punjabi woman who loves to gossip, crib and complain about many things to her friends over the phone.[13][14] Ssumier came up with the idea of creating 'Pammi Aunty' while experimenting with filters in the video social media app, Snapchat.[15] Celebrities such as veteran actor, Rishi Kapoor, and British-Indian director Gurinder Chadha, have publicly appreciated the 'Pammi Aunty' videos.[16]

Filmography[edit]

Television and Digital (Shows and Campaigns)[edit]

Year Show Channel Notes
2015 Code Red Colors (TV channel) Played the lead role of Shubroto/ Supriya.
2015 Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya (TV series) Season 3 Episode 7 Zing (TV channel) Character name: Rahmann.
2012 Teri Meri Love Stories Star Plus
2011-2015 Sasural Simar Ka Colors (TV channel) Played the character of Shailu/Shailendra Bharadwaj.
2016 Comedy Nights Bachao season 2 Colors TV Himself
2017 Zee Cine Awards Zee TV Red Carpet Host[17]
2017 Jio Filmfare Awards - Punjabi MH One Host[18][19]
2017 MTV Roadies Rising - Pammi Aunty Critic Voot Special Show [20]
2017 Pammi aunty ( web series) ALT Balaji Plays Pammi aunty ; Kishori lal ; Shanti sholey and Timmy [21][22]
2017 Diwali Campaign Amazon India Digital Campaign [23]
2017 Campaign for Kurkure Pepsico India Digital Campaign [24]
2019 Tenali Rama SABTV (TV channel) Played the character of Sheikh Chilli. [25]

Film[edit]

Year Film Director Notes
2016 Doc' it yourself Kevin Rumley Documentary.

Theatre[edit]

Year Play Role Notes
2017 Amavas se Amaltas Man with Autism with Jayati Bhatia, Ankita Bhargava and Chitrashi Rawat[26]
2009-2011 Mahim junction Randy Bhai Directed by Sohaila Kapur and Shekhar Kapur
2009 Woh Din Wo Log Chabba Directed by Sabina Mehta Jaitly
2007 Heart to heart Self Directed by Vivek Mansukhani
2002 Ali Baba Chalis Chor Abdullah --

TV commercials[edit]

Year Brand
2016 Tata Cliq
2015 PediaSure
2013 Snapdeal
2013 McDonald's
2013 IPL
2012 Mahindra & Mahindra Bike
2011 The Pitch
2011 Imperial Blue
2010 Idea

Photography[edit]

Ssumier is also a professional photographer. He has done photoshoots for magazines such as National Geographic. His photos have been carried by other international magazines in Spain, Australia and New Zealand.[27]

Association with Jordan Tourism[edit]

Jordan Tourism has collaborated with Ssumier to drive more Indian tourists to the country. Ssumier has been asked to make promotional videos starring Pammi Aunty to showcase the tourist attractions in Jordan.[28]

Association with social causes[edit]

Ssumier has been associated with a multi-media project, Agents of Ishq, to take a stand for homosexuality. He has made a 'Pammi Aunty' video to de-stigmatize homosexuality in India.[29][30]

He has also supported AIDS awareness initiatives such as Red Ribbon campaign in India.[31]

In a video appeal, he urged Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, to take action for crimes against women in Delhi[32]

Year Event
2017 Performer at Jaspal Bhatti Humor Festival[33]
2017 TedX Chandigarh - Speaker on Black Sheep Syndrome[34]
2017 Sriram College of Commerce, Delhi - Speaker on Leadership
2017 India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit - Speaker[35]

Awards[edit]

Year Awards
2019 Young Achievers Award 2019: Rotary Club (Mumbai West)
2019 The vIDEA Awards 2019 - Video Influencer of the Year
2019 Bharat Shiromani Award [36]
2019 Entertainer of the year - Delhiites Lifestyle Award 2019
2019 TimesNow Power Brand Digital Media Trendsetter Award
2018 Best Comedian in a Web Series - IWM Digital Awards
2018 DIGIXX Star Entertainer Award 2018
2018 Person of the Year - Content Award at VDOnxt Awards[37]
2017 Best Internet Sensation Award - Nickelodeon ka Digital Star - Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards[38]
2017 Honoured by House of Commons UK for contribution to Indian British society & culture[39]
2017 Elite Magazine 25 of Delhi's most Influential entrepreneurs
2017 Icon of the year by India Today[40]
2017 Best Actor - Rajdhani Ratn Award[41]
2017 Marketing Influencer of the Year Award by InkSpell
2017 NBC Newsmakers Achievers Award - Best Actor Comedy[42]
2017 Talentrack Awards - Best Actor Comedy[43]
2017 Jordan Tourism Board Award[44]
2016 Humour King of the year - Outlook social media awards[45][46]
2016 Entertainer of the year - DissDash[47]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ssumier Pasricha, Gaurav Gera, Mallika Dua: Meet the Most Viral People on Internet". News 18. 23 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Meet Ssumier Pasricha , The Face Behind The Internet Sensation Pammi Aunty". Yahoo News. 22 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Content of any show is the key to success: Ssumier Pasricha". IWM Buzz. 27 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Ssumier Pasricha aka Pammi Aunty gets overwhelmed with Boman Irani's reply; Find out why". Pinkvilla. 13 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Ssumier Pasricha aka Pammi Aunty on being conferred with the Bharat Shiromani Award: 'This will always be special'". DNA India. 11 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Ssumier Pasricha: I grew up eating chhole bhature in Kamla Nagar". The Times of India. 1 May 2017.
  7. ^ "13 Unknown Facts About The Face Behind Hilarious Pammi Aunty: Ssumier Pasricha". Tomato Heart.
  8. ^ "#PammiAunty: Social Media's New Comedy Icon Brings Drama Online". Business World. 24 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Pammi Aunty coming soon on TV, says Ssumier Pasricha". DNA. 28 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Ssumier Pasricha spills beans on 'Pammi Aunty'". Times of India. 20 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Say hello to Pammi Aunty: Ssumier Pasricha is the brain behind the viral internet sensation". Firstpost. 27 August 2016.
  12. ^ "Exclusive: Ssumier Pasricha aka Pammi Aunty spills the beans on his role in Comedy Nights Bachao 2". India Today. 21 September 2016.
  13. ^ "Everyone loves Pammi Aunty". The Hindu. 17 August 2016.
  14. ^ "Meet Ssumier Pasricha: Pammi Aunty aka SRK's lookalike". Hindustan Times. 18 July 2016.
  15. ^ "Ssumier Pasricha spills beans on 'Pammi Aunty'". Times of India. 20 July 2016.
  16. ^ "Have You Met Pammi Aunty? Rishi Kapoor Has And Is Still ROFL". NDTV. 11 July 2016.
  17. ^ "Pammi Aunty comes to Mumbai". 11 March 2017. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  18. ^ "Jio Filmfare Awards (Punjabi) 2017: Gurdas Maan to Diljit Dosanjh, here's list of winners". Tribuneindia.com. 1 April 2017. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  19. ^ "Our hosts Manish Paul, Ssumier Pasricha and Arjan Bajwa slay at the Jio Filmfare Awards (Punjabi)". Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  20. ^ "Coming Soon: Pammi Aunty's review of Roadies". Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  21. ^ "Ssumier Pasricha aka Pammi aunty, to now entertain 4 times, on ALT Balaji". Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  22. ^ "ALTBalaji welcomes Pammi Aunty for its new web show - Times of India". Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  23. ^ Trending Videos on Youtube (6 October 2017). "Pammi aunty and Diwali ki shopping - Latest Episode Jokes". Retrieved 13 August 2018 – via YouTube.
  24. ^ Trending Videos on Youtube (30 June 2017). "Pammi Aunty & Rumours about her Lip Job Rumor Ridiculous". Retrieved 13 August 2018 – via YouTube.
  25. ^ "Ssumier S Pasricha roped in for SAB TV's Tenali Rama". 26 March 2019. Retrieved 20 April 2019 – via Tellychakkar.
  26. ^ "Amavas se Amaltas – Pammi Aunty in a different avatar". 5 May 2017. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  27. ^ "Ssumier Pasricha spills beans on 'Pammi Aunty'". Times of India. 20 July 2016.
  28. ^ "Pammi Aunty to fly to Jordan". DNA. 20 September 2016.
  29. ^ "This Video Talks About Accepting Homosexuality In The Coolest Way Possible". Huffington Post. 17 August 2016.
  30. ^ "Pammi Aunty's commentary on homosexuality is both hilarious and meaningful". India Today. 18 August 2016.
  31. ^ "Ssumier S Pasricha supports AIDS awareness campaign". Telly Chakkar. 7 December 2014.
  32. ^ "Ssumier Pasricha AKA Pammi Aunty Urges PM Modi To Break His Silence On The Issue Of Rape!". Indiatimes. 17 May 2017.
  33. ^ "Laugh Out Loud: Jaspal Bhatti Humour Festival 2017 begins in Chandigarh". 4 March 2017. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  34. ^ TEDx Talks (5 April 2017). "The black sheep syndrome - SSumier Pasricha - TEDxChandigarh". Retrieved 13 August 2018 – via YouTube.
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  37. ^ "Vdonxt Awards 2018: Hotstar's Ajit Mohan is Person of the Year - Business; Ssumier S Pasricha of 'Pammi Aunty' is Person of the Year - Content". www.afaqs.com. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  38. ^ "Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2017 was a starry affair!". Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  39. ^ TNN (27 October 2017). "Ssumier Pasricha honoured by UK's House of Commons – Bombay Times". Bombaytimes.com. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  40. ^ "Right to be". India Today. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  41. ^ "Ssumier Pasricha aka Pammy Aunty and singer Akhil Sachdeva receive 'Rajdhani Ratn Award'". Dnaindia.com. 7 August 2017. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  42. ^ "8th Newsmakers Achievers Award – Afternoon Voice". 30 April 2017. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  43. ^ "talentrack awards 2019 - Digital Content Awards". www.talentrackawards.in. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  44. ^ "After standout promo video campaign, Ssumier Pasricha of 'Pammi Aunty' fame gets Jordan Tourism award". 21 April 2017. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  45. ^ "Ssumier S Pasricha". OSM Awards Official Website.
  46. ^ "Aunty Extraordinaire". Outlook India.
  47. ^ [1][dead link]

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